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Inside and outside today’s hospital walls, physicians are partnering across disciplines to create processes that contribute to patient safety and quality of care. That interdisciplinary commitment is evident at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.
Within the human brain, a series of neural pathways links each lobe and cortex, supporting an electrochemical process that turns signals into movement and sensory information into thoughts and actions. In much the same way, the neurology specialists at MidHudson Regional Hospital are connected to all of the neurology services within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network — for patient care, turning a community hospital into an academic center, a hub for research and clinical trials, and an advanced Neuroscience Center, all in Poughkeepsie.
Sports medicine is a subspecialty encompassing the evaluation, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
Our new era of healthcare delivery is ushering in higher expectations from patients and greater responsibilities for physicians. Embracing these new realities, the Stamford Integrated Care Pavilion is being constructed around the principle of providing superior health services through collaboration across multiple areas of clinical expertise.
This column frequently focuses on employment issues challenging human resources and in-house legal staff. In operating a hospital, it is natural to take for granted the intent to care for and accommodate patients, regardless of disability. However, best intentions are not enough to comply with the law.
Marking the first phase of a soon-to-expand telemedicine program, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is using advanced software and audio/video conferencing capabilities in its many ICUs to improve patient care, broaden access to specialized care and reinforce providers’ capabilities.
Freestanding Emergency Departments (FEDs) represent a fast-growing segment of health care. One study demonstrated a 65 percent increase in their numbers nationwide over a five-year period.1 FEDs continue to proliferate as traditional emergency departments become overcrowded due to increasing demands posed by the needs of an aging population.
From access to the latest FDA-approved therapies to patient education and symptom management, the Madlyn Borelli Multiple Sclerosis Center at Nyack Hospital provides the full spectrum of multiple sclerosis care.
The recent on-air slaying of two newscasters by their disgruntled former co-worker reminds all employers of the need to prevent workplace violence. A key tool in this effort is the special guidance for healthcare institutions developed by the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).
The Breast Health Center, named for a local Bronxville resident, is the Radiology Department’s crown jewel. Led by Lynn Chinitz, MD, a board-certified radiologist devoted to finding breast cancer as early as possible, the Center offers patients diagnostic and screening mammograms and bone density imaging in a new spa-like setting at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.
In a world where social media is seemingly everywhere, it is not surprising that physicians are increasingly using social media both personally and in their practice of medicine.
As hospitals and insurance providers increasingly analyze data on the length of patient stays and strive to prevent rehospitalization, Cabrini of Westchester has positioned itself to be a partner and pacesetter for delivering innovative services to the aging population.
Almost every day there are reports of hackers breaching security protocols in banks, major chain stores and government offices to steal private, personal information. While these stories generally focus on the risk to one’s credit score and the prevalence of identity theft, little attention has been paid to the threats to electronic medical devices with wireless capabilities.
Overcoming the myriad motor and cognitive deficits caused by stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury requires flexible, tailored, multidisciplinary rehabilitation regimens led by clinicians who specialize in these conditions.
One of the big stories of the moment is Caitlyn Jenner. From an employer’s prospective, Caitlyn Jenner's story is a useful reminder that transgender persons may have certain legal rights related to their employment. It is also a reminder that employers have legal obligations not to discriminate against other individuals in various protected categories and different jurisdictions identify different categories for protection.
Dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Nidhi Sahgal, MD, FACS, breast surgeon at Yonkers Radiation Therapy — a practice of 21st Century Oncology — employs her fellowship training and more than a decade of experience to best serve patients in Westchester County.
Laparoscopic surgery has been widely utilized, with technical advancement and procedures consistently developing. Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy is but one example of innovation in gynecologic surgery. 
As a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife technology, Winthrop-University Hospital expanded its innovative treatment program from Long Island to New York City with the opening of the NYCyberKnife Center in 2014, providing access to breakthrough radiation technologies for patients throughout the tri-state area and beyond.